Sunday, January 28, 2007

Blogversary

Steve, thank you for your generous offer to help with the overhaul, but after mentioning it to the boss and thinking it over, I have decided to let the inner sissy shine. I do not need a new layout or format, The Tutu Boutique is part of me and I am sticking with it.

It is Sunday morning, Baby Einstein is watching my children and I am reflecting on a year in the blog-o-sphere. Blogging has been a terrific hobby, I have had a chance to experience different perspectives and characters. There are families all over the country whose window I have had a chance to peak in.

We are all different however there is a common thread that ties the blogs I read together. That thread is the journey of parenting. Some are further down the path than others, some are just starting out. Some face special challenges, some have lots of kids, some have one. We all love and want the best for these children, we all use blogging to work through issues, that when we toss them out there we find are universal. We are not alone, there are others in the same boat, dealing with the same circumstances.

There are writers who expose themselves to us unabashedly, their fears, joys, misgivings and questions on display for all of the world to experience. There are Dads simply trying to chronicle the adventure of raising children. Developing an archive for their children , a place where those children will be able to look back and get an idea of what dear old Dad was thinking.

More times than I can count I have read stories that filled me with emotion, sitting in front of the computer I have laughed, I have cried, I have been confused, I have felt hope and despair. This little window, perhaps is not so little.

The act of sitting down, typing out the issue I am struggling with, usually shines a light on the solution. Generally I have a solution to the problem I am blogging about before I hit the publish button. I do not consider myself a writer,but I have come to rely on writing to help get through. It has been eye opening this blogging and I am happy that I got involved.

This blog is for me and my children, however you are all welcome to come and have a peak in the window of The Old Blue House. If you see or hear something while you are peaking inside, remember you are welcome here and your two cents is appreciated.


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4 Comments:

Blogger Rachel Whetzel said...

I love that you are a daddy blogging! I've found you through blog on america, and I will be back! (you've been warned) LOL have Blog Birthday! Mine's coming in APRIL! I can't wait!

rachel

11:59 AM EST  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Whatever the reason, keep doing it - it is great to read your words and know that someone in a completely different part of the country and in a different life than mine can understand so much - I think that is what makes blogging so interesting - that you can find people you never would have otherwise...keep rockin it Peter..

3:30 PM EST  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

What a great post Peter! Blogging can be therapeutic at times, and definitely inspiring!

6:42 AM EST  
Anonymous croutonboy said...

Hey man, congrats on your Blogversary! It's great to count you among my friends in the blogosphere. It's hard to stick with these things for any amount of time...a year is a real achievement! Best wishes!

4:43 PM EST  

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